- Quartz-controlled R.A. motor drive M4 with hand controller
- Keeps your celestial observation target (planet, nebula, moon, etc.) in view without having to manually reposition the telescope every few seconds
To be able to comfortably observe celestial objects, the rate of earth’s rotation needs to be countered. Otherwise your observation targets will drift out of the field of view of your telescope.
Seben’s telescope motor drive repositions your telescope automatically by exactly countering the rate of earth’s rotation. It keeps your celestial observation target (planet, nebula, moon, etc.) in view without having to manually reposition the telescope every few seconds. Simply couple it to the equatorial mount of your Seben telescope and your telescope will be driven automatically. Quartz-controlled motor drives guarantee accurate tracking. Tracking speed does not have to be corrected manually, as it might be necessary with more simple motor drives. Let your Seben telescope do the driving!
If you are interested in astrophotography a telescope motor drive is a must have for you. The image quality suffers from the seemingly movement of the sky without motor driven compensation. Seben’s telescope motor drive provides sufficiently accurate tracking for e.g. piggyback astrophotography. Long-exposure astrophotography will thus bring stunning planetary pictures, as well as pictures of the moon and stars as result. For this purpose we are also offering a handy digital camera adaptor in our shop.
Tracking speed can be adjusted to 2x or 8x by the push of a button on the practical hand-held controller. This function allows you to systematically drive through stellar constellations, or to drift over lunar surface details.
The motor drive can be used for observations in the northern hemisphere, as well as in the southern hemisphere.
The motor drive is battery powered and requires 6 D cells (not included). Independent of power sources you are thus free to choose your observation location out in the nature.
Contents of delivery:
1x motor drive incl. hand controller